Commission Work

Byron M. Watson

Byron M. Watson grew up in north St. Louis City and currently lives in Florissant. He served with the St. Louis County Police Department from 1981 to 2008, when he retired as a sergeant. A certified field training officer and DARE instructor with 33 years’ experience as a police officer, he is currently an officer with the St. Louis Community College campus police. Watson is also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is also a member of The BackStoppers, a St. Louis-based nonprofit that provides financial assistance to the families of fallen law enforcement, firefighters, publicly funded paramedic or EMTs.

Why I'm Serving: 
“My main objective is to bring the perspective to the Commission of being both a police officer and a civilian. I hope to bring more of a balance and give insight to on what it’s like to live in both worlds. Ultimately, I hope we can foster a better relationship with the police departments and bring about changes in our municipal court system.“